Senate Passes Peace Corps Bill
Via The Guardian Nigeria

Again, Senate Passes Peace Corps Bill

The senate has again passed the Peace Corps bill.

The bill was first passed by the eight national assembly in 2017 but rejected by president Buhari on security ground.

The fresh bill, sponsored by Senator Ali Ndume, seeks the establishment of the Peace Corps as a federal parastatal and its members absorbed into it.

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The senate passed the bill again during Tuesday plenary after considering the report of its interior committee.

Ndume had earlier told the senators that if the bill is passed, it will give a legal backing to the existing outfit which has over 187,000 members.

The house of representatives is expected to concur with the senate on the bill before it will be sent to president Buhari again for his assent.

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